August 22, 2014

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WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Grand Canyon Railway 2-8-2 No. 4960 will lead two round trips from Williams to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in September. The Baldwin-built locomotive will power trains o... Read more
BNSF - Steve Schmollinger
TEHACHAPI, Calif. – BNSF Railway is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of a railroad employee in Tehachapi, K... Read more
FARGO, N.D. – The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing on Sept. 4 in Fargo to obtain public input report on service problems in the U.S. rail network. Rail industry executives... Read more
Carolina Southern
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – A proposed sale of the Carolina Southern Railroad to the states is now held up by legislative delays, the Myrtle Beach Sun News reports. The North Carolina General Asse... Read more
WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration has funded two grants totaling $350,000 to support development of a Short Line Safety Institute. The Institute will help mitigate risk assoc... Read more
BNSF Coal Craig Williams
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Port Metro Vancouver has approved the proposed direct coal transfer facility at Fraser Surrey Docks to be served by BNSF Railway. Coal is the most heavily traded co... Read more
Metra Schmidt
CHICAGO – An increase in sales tax receipts has helped boost the budget of Chicago's transit agencies, the Sun-Times reports. The Regional Transportation Authority, parent of CTA, Metra, an... Read more
HAMILTON, Ontario – National Steel Car in Hamilton is hiring 300 people to ramp up production of tank cars, the Hamilton Spectator reports. The company is looking for maintenance workers, electr... Read more
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Transportation HAS selected ARG Transportation of Eugene, Ore., to operate a 26-mile rail line in central Washington. The goal is to restore t... Read more
WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration has issued its final rule on positive train control this week with less than 17 months left until the federal deadline for PTC implementation tak... Read more
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LAC-MÉGANTIC, Quebec – Just before 11 p.m. on July 5, 2013, Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train No. 2, an eastbound oil train, pulled to a stop at the east end of the Nantes sidi... Read more
RED WING, Minn. – The Goodhue County board has reversed an earlier decision and approved a resolution that opposes the proposed Zip Rail high speed rail project between the Twin Cities and Roche... Read more
Amtrak Wolverine Brian Schmidt
ROCKFORD, Ill. – People interested in learning more about passenger rail service between Rockford and Chicago are encouraged attend an town hall meeting hosted by Illinois Senator Steve Stadelma... Read more
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has announced an agreement in principle allowing the state to purchase the "Knowledge Corridor" rail line between East Northfield and S... Read more
NEWTON, N.J. – Carstens Publications Inc. is closing at the end of business on Aug. 22. "It is with regret that Carstens Publicatons Inc. will be closing permanently at close of business on Fri... Read more
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